Doug Roberts, Architect, returns from a long vacation to find work nearly completed on his skyscraper. He goes to the party that night concerned he's found that his wiring specifications have not been followed and that the building continues to develop short circuits. When the fire begins, Michael O'Halleran is the chief on duty as a series of daring rescues punctuate the terror of a building too tall to have a fire successfully fought from the ground.Written by
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I don't want to be insolent with the Americans about "skyscrapers" and what they mean to American culture and World culture, per se. It is in the aftermath of terrorists attack to WTO headquarters on September 11, 2001 that fiction became reality. The ridicule of emergency telephone number 911 is obvious here which come to support my initial suspicion that someone who knows American lifestyle very well has been initially involved - either as instigator or advising consultant to the terrorists themselves (Arabs by nationality but residing in America as exchange students). See it that investigating agencies shouldn't preclude local support either by exasperation or envy!
Now lets go from fact to fiction. I have arranged my list based on meta-analysis with modifications from the present database and Wikipedia which means that I have watched all 10 movies and have consciously selected them before the September 11, 2001 event. The younger generation of today maybe not aware but some 15 years ago when Internet doesn't existed the meaning of those tallest buildings and their symbolism was something to a commoner like me. I am a nobody person but sometime I used to travel around and attend some of those tall building and further reflected on what I have seen in cinema. There isn't much more to say except that you have to go inside in the masonry structure and see how that offset fittings are constructed, ipso facto.
See now my listing in order of importance but not of chronology:
1. Towering Inferno (1974) - architect Paul Newman and fire chief Steve McQueen, with Richard Chamberlain as the faulty electrician;
2. Fountainhead (1949) - an Ayn Rand's novel who is a Russian emigrant, with Gary Cooper as architect and Patricia Neal as finance magnate daughter;
3. Die Hard (1988) - Bruce Willis as New York cop fighting terrorists at Nakatomi Plaza;
4. Blade Runner (1982) - retired cop Harrison Ford pursues a murderous android Rutger Hauer in futuristic skyscraper city;
5. Metropolis (1926) - directed by Fritz Lang, which is a silent movie I didn't enjoy very much but still remains classic;
6. Entrapment (1999) - aging Sean Connery and beautiful thief Catherine Zeta-Jones in Kuala Lumpur skyscraper robbery;
7. Jungle Fever (1991) - black architect Wesley Snipes and Italian American Annabella Sciorra which I don't remember the plot;
8. King Kong (1933) - first giant ape toppling on Empire State Building;
9. King Kong (1976) - second remake where giant monkey climb the World Trade Center;
10. King Kong (2005) - third appearance of savage monster, this time shot in New Zealand and still grossed well on the market. Thank You!
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